WHAT IS BILIRUBIN INDIRECT TEST?
The primary purpose of performing this test is to observe the measurement of bilirubin in the bloodstream of a human body. Bilirubin is produced in a human body during the breaking down of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is basically a protein that is found in the red blood cells of the human body. The process of breakdown of hemoglobin is known as hemolysis. So, bilirubin that is not attached to glucuronic acid and that is bound to a certain protein is known as indirect bilirubin. The liver is responsible for eliminating bilirubin from the body of a human so measuring the levels of bilirubin is a way of checking the working of the liver. Another name of this test is the unconjugated
WHY DO I NEED THIS TEST?
An indirect bilirubin test is conducted if the test results of the total bilirubin test are not normal. The doctor performs a total bilirubin test if certain health conditions such as Dubin-Johnson syndrome, Gilbert syndrome, transfusion reaction, Rotor syndrome, or Crigler-Najjar syndrome are suspected. Other than this, the indirect test can also be performed as a part of routine blood testing in order to look for the management of hematologic hepatic, or biliary dysfunction and liver problems like cirrhosis. Also, through this test blood diseases such as hemolytic anemia or pernicious anemia can be screened.
An Unconjugated bilirubin test is a simple blood test that is done within 5 minutes. So, the technique of sample collection is quite easy. A fine needle is inserted into the vein of the arm and a sample is collected into a small test tube.
You need to fast for several or about 4 hours before the bilirubin indirect test.
WHAT DO THE TEST RESULTS MEAN?
The test results are dependent on the age, gender, and overall health of a human being so it may vary from person to person. Total bilirubin consists of both conjugated bilirubin (direct) and unconjugated bilirubin (indirect). So, when the test results of total bilirubin are abnormal, the doctor orders the direct and indirect bilirubin test for the measurement of levels of direct and indirect bilirubin.
In adults the normal ranges are:
- Total bilirubin: 0.3 to 1.9 mg/dL
- Direct bilirubin: 0.0 to 0.3 mg/dL
Indirect bilirubin is calculated as the difference between total bilirubin and direct bilirubin. Higher levels of indirect bilirubin are caused by the following.
- Hemolytic anemia: This means that the human body is getting rid of too many red blood cells.
- Bleeding into the skin that is caused by any injury.
- Bleeding into the lungs that are caused by a blood clot.
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When the total bilirubin levels are abnormal and the dostor orders an indirect bilirubin test then feel free to visit Awami Lab Gujrat. So, for authentic test result reports you can visit Awami lab Gujrat. All the results are 100% accurate and the range of bilirubin levels are clearly mentioned in the reports. So, contact us now and avail the best indirect bilirubin services.